Dual credit is an authorised Alberta Education program that allows students to obtain secondary and post-secondary credits while still in high school. Currently, St Albert Public Schools is exploring opportunities that would support the diversity of our population and cater to students who aspire to complete advanced education while still attending Bellerose.
To many, dual credit can be perceived as getting a jump start on their post-secondary pursuits, while others may see it as a way to explore courses they may not normally take. Students are encouraged to explore and take risks, and can do so with no fiscal investment (compared to that of a normal post-secondary course).
Courses will be offered by a sessional post-secondary instructor with the support of a Divisional teacher, and are generally hosted online. Successful completion of the courses will result in (30-level) CTS credits being issued at the secondary level, and course credits being issued at the post-secondary level with an accompanying post-secondary transcript.
Courses are generally 45 hours in length with the course being offered 1 afternoon per week for 15 weeks.